Egyptian giants Zamalek fined and docked three points

Egyptian giants Zamalek fined and docked three points
Zamalek player Basem Morsi reacts after the African Champions League (CAF) Final second leg soccer match between Zamalek and Sundowns Casablanca at Borg Al Arab stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 23 October 2016. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Apr 17, 2017. 17:00

Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek has been fined and docked three points by the Egyptian Football Association.

The White Knights reportedly refused to honour their EPL tie against Misr El-Maqassa, prompting the EFA to issue an official statement stating the punishments facing the White Knights.

Zamalek’s chairman Mortada Mansour fulfilled his promise and did not allow his team to show up to the Premier League clash against Misr El-Maqassa, after the EFA changed the match date from April 15 to April 16 due to security concerns.


In an official statement, the Egyptian Football Federation stated, “According to article 46 in the competition’s regulation, the surrendered team will lose the game 3-0 and the three points.

“Second, three points will be deducted from the surrendered team at the end of the season and will be rearranged in the league table, if completed the competition. Finally, the surrendered team will be fined 200,000 EGP.”

Meanwhile, Mansour challenged the EFA, stating that no one can punish or dock points from Zamalek.

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